The 2017 Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service will to go to NREL, the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) announced, in honor of the lab’s four decades of leadership in advancing energy efficiency technologies and systems.
In its announcement, ASE praised NREL for what it called “a long history of energy management research and consultation that has helped transform nearly every aspect of energy use.”
NREL director Dr. Martin Keller said he will be honored to accept the award “on behalf of the entire NREL team. We look forward to continuing to transform how we use energy for the next 40 years and beyond.”
The recognition marks the second national award bestowed on the laboratory this year. In March, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) presented NREL with its “Technology Advancement and Industry Impact Award.”